It’s no secret that the pandemic has disrupted our way of life and shaken labor markets in the U.S. and the rest of the world. While many industries widely covered in the media (like retail and food) have recovered most of their job and profit losses in recent months, there is one group who continues to struggle and whose story must continue to be heard — garment workers.
A year after the pandemic and the launch of the PayUp campaign, there’s more urgency than ever for fashion brands to stop dodging the responsibility of living wages within their supply chains. Time is of the essence for brands to step up and protect the millions of workers, who power the industry and are vulnerable to hunger and illness.
In this video, see influencers Venetia La Manna, Jazmine Rogers, Anne Therese Gennari, Thania Peck, Aditi Mayer, and Val Emanuel along with supermodel Amber Valletta and actress Nat Kelly (The Baker and the Beauty) share why it’s imperative that brands provide direct relief to fashion’s most essential workers.
With all that’s happened, NOW is time to create reform within the fashion industry to #PayHer.